One severe problem involved in publishing technical documents as been the uncertainty as to what should be reported. In some cases, project engineers are unaware of the procedures to follow. Consequently, technical efforts are not documented properly and cannot accurately be referenced or used for guidance in similar tasks. The lack of this information has resulted in redundancy, insufficient testing techniques and excessive costs for training individuals. To alleviate this deficiency, the Structural Dynamics Branch Quality Circle Group has implemented a comprehensive training and report writing guidebook aimed at obtaining quality technical documents in a timely manner. This report describes the six (6) stages of a technical effort. It defines the procedures of each stage and gives illustrations of processes, and sample completed forms for each. The purpose of this report is to assist people involved in test programs documenting technical efforts in a more accurate and timely manner.